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Larry Weaner, FAPLD. Photo: Kim Sokoloff

Featured Upcoming Event on March 5 at 1:00 pm

Living in the Liberated Landscape with Larry Weaner

All too often in our gardens and landscapes we think of static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants. But our approach can be more dynamic—and arguably more rewarding—than that by taking advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate. Learn how Larry combines design with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

Bio: Larry Weaner, FAPLD, president and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, established New Directions in the American Landscape in 1990. He is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. Profiled in national publications, his design and restoration work spans more than 20 US states and the UK. His book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (2016) received an American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award in 2017. In 2021 Larry received the AHS Landscape Design Award and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Award of Distinction.

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Program(s) for starting 10/08/2020

Jan
06
Program

Science Story Time: Books Rock

10:30 AM

Explore the museum’s volcanic rock collection after reading the beautiful book A Rock is Lively by Diane Hutts Aston.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
06
Program

Nature Photography Virtual Workshop (for ages 11-14)

1:00 PM

Become a better observer of the natural world, using photography as your tool! Explore how changing your perspective and framing can alter what you notice and what you are able…

Audience: Children, Preteens and Teens, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $100 (members), $125 (non-members)

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Jan
07
Program

Electricity Virtual Workshop (for ages 6-8)

10:00 AM

Explore circuits and uncover the basics of electricity through hands-on engineering. We’ll build simple-to-complex electrical components as we play with the power of the…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $100 (members), $125 (non-members)

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Jan
07
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Light and Mirrors Virtual Workshop (for ages 9-12)

3:30 PM

Use mirrors as a fun science tool to experiment with reflections, angles and symmetry. Together, we’ll create everything from kaleidoscopes to periscopes. In the dark we’ll…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $100 (members), $125 (non-members)

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Jan
09
Program

Science Story Time: Books Rock

10:30 AM

Explore the museum’s volcanic rock collection after reading the beautiful book A Rock is Lively by Diane Hutts Aston.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
20
Program

Science Story Time: Winter Animals

10:30 AM

Explore what animals are up to in the winter while we read Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. Then, make your own winter track book to take home.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
23
Program

Science Story Time: Winter Animals

10:30 AM

Explore what animals are up to in the winter while we read Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. Then, make your own winter track book to take home.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
31
Program

Animals Up Close: Leaf Cutter Ants

4:00 PM

Celebrate the first year of our leaf cutter ant queen and colony by visiting one of the Montshire’s favorite exhibits from home. Get an up close look at soldier ants, see…

Audience: Children, Families, Animals Up Close

Location: Via Zoom

Cost: Free

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Feb
01
Program

Cars Go Zoom Virtual Workshop, Session 1 (for ages 4-5 with a caregiver)

9:00 AM

In this virtual workshop for children ages 4–5 and an adult, we’ll be designing and testing vehicles all month long. From building our own toy cars to testing hot wheels…

Audience: Children, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $85 (members), $100 (non-members)

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